There’s Another Situation Looming Regarding Wild Corals from Indonesia

The global reef aquarium hobby has suffered a lot of setbacks in recent years, mostly due to the interconnectedness of businesses all over the world. It started with the closure of all coral exports from Fiji, both wild and maricultured,…

Cantharellus is an Actually RARE Stony Coral

We’ve been window shopping the supply of corals for sale online for the past few weeks just to take stock of what most vendors are selling and we’ve come away with a couple thoughts. First of all, we understand the…

Reef Blizzard ZC, ZR, XC and LPS Foods Review

Reef Blizzard is Brightwell Aquatics’ range of coral foods that offer a wide selection of food types and particle sizes so reefers can fine tune their coral feeding regimen. Earlier this year Brightwell added four interesting new foods to the…

Acropora russelli, the Ultimate LOW Light, Deep Water Plating Acro

In our quest to find the rarest Corals possible, somewhere in Indonesia we came across in a secret location sheltering a large field of Acropora ruselli, and boy, it was a sight to remember. This reef habitat was made up…

Powder Blue Tangs & Emperor Angelfish: Two Common Fish That New Reefkeepers Should Avoid

Reefkeeping is a paradox. We set up an aquarium to display all the wonderful diversity of the tropical oceans, only to be told that we can’t keep the vast majority of species in our tanks. I help out in my LFS on Saturdays and the following two species are probably the two that people ask me for and point out the most, only for me to deliver the grim news that they can’t have them. And here’s why.

Four New Reef Blizzard Foods from Brightwell Aquatics

Continuing their tradition of making reef aquarium foods based on specific particle size, Brightwell Aquatics has just announced four new Reef Blizzard formulas targeting specific reef animal mouths. The four new Reef Blizzard recipes are ZC – freeze dried copepods,…

This Mysterious LPS Coral Has Eluded Identification

One of the things that keeps us continually fascinated by aquarium corals, and stony corals in particular, is the challenge of identifying some of the more obscure species. That’s why we were so excited to come across a very unusual…

Japan’s CoralMonster is Flexing a Ton of Great Scolies

CoralMonster is a coral dealer in Japan with a knack for scoring some high profile livestock and today we want to take a minute to appreciate their recent haul of Homophyllia australis. Better known as Scolies or Australian scolymia, this group…

Euphyllia baliensis, the Holy Grail Quest!

It’s been over eight years since the small polyp Euphyllia baliensis was described from the deep waters around the Indonesian Island of Bali. It’s also been around eight years that we’ve been searching for this coral, pushing the limits of…

The Myth of LPS Corals Living in ‘Dirty Water’

Every day that we observe corals in the ocean and take care of them in our aquarium it becomes clearer how important feeding is to them. Recently while watching a live video from our good friend Shane Danger Coleman, we…